1963 Graham

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SushiNorth
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1963 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 14:56 Fri 13 Feb 2009

Tasted at a vertical of drinkable Graham's Vintage Ports from the past 50 years, held on the ever auspicious Friday the Thirteenth (February 2009) and hosted graciously by jfacciol.
Links: Review; 1960; 1963; 1966; 1970; 1977; 1980; 1983; 1985; 1991; 1994; Planning
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by jdaw1 » 14:04 Sat 14 Feb 2009

Graham’s 1963: red, brown at edge, 30% opacity. Nose neither faint nor heavy, with lots of sweet cranberry. To taste good texture and length, very sweet, and lots of red fruit. John rightly said ‟orange peel”. Moses, rightly, thought good acidity. Some vegetable notes. Others but not I found ‟cigar box”. Some, including Moses and Anthony thought it tainted with TCA; others disagreed. Elys thought it nosed of star fruit and a swimming pool.

A controversial wine. My WOTN, and I was not alone. But hated by Moses and Anthony.

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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by g-man » 16:55 Mon 16 Feb 2009

Spicy red berries, citrusy orange, that has a burnt match stick smell.

Allspice on the attack, rich full bodied smooth dark chocolate covered red fruits.

There's a slight celery / grassy finish that distracted a little.

I thought this was a very good port.

92.
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by SushiNorth » 16:56 Sat 21 Feb 2009

+9 Nice ruby color with a little brick tinge and very clear. The nose is complex and bright with anise, but a hint of chlorine (elyse). In the nose it is "harshy" with a toasted wood flavor -- more like a cedar than an oak -- and strawberries. It has a medium tail that fades rapidly. There's a lot of life left in the bottle. 91.
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by JohninNYC » 06:10 Tue 24 Feb 2009

In the aroma and taste, I got some white chocolate, orange peel, raspberry, walnuts, and some cigar box on the nose.
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Re: 1963 Graham

Post by mosesbotbol » 14:04 Tue 24 Feb 2009

TCA was too overwhelming for me. For sure, I could taste what was behind that, but I wouldn't even score this bottle.
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